Adult Programming

It’s Time to Register for the Spring Programs at the Elizabeth Taber Library!

Please call 508-748-1252, email Libby at eoneill@sailsinc.org, or stop into the Elizabeth Taber Library to register for these exciting new Library workshops.

 

Elizabeth Taber Library Technology workshops:

Six Weeks of Technology workshops  at the Elizabeth Taber Library

April 8th at 11:00 AM: Basic Computer skills: Understanding the computer, navigating the desktop, and setting up an email address

April 15th at 11:00 AM: Using the SAILS Library Catalog—Enterprise

April 22nd at 11:00 AM: Using your Electronic Device to check out Library eBooks and Audiobooks  (Please bring your own Electronic Device with you!)

April 29th  at 11:00 AM: Learn a new language by using the Elizabeth Taber Library’s new electronic resource, Mango Languages

May 6th at 11:00 AM: Getting good at Goodreads

May 13th at 11:00 AM: Snapshot of Boston Public Library electronic resources with Anna Fahey-Flynn  (which are also all FREE resources for you to use!)

 

Drop in Tech Help Thursdays, 4:00-5:00pm, starting April 10th and running through May:

Do you need one-on-one help with a device you recently bought or acquired, or just have a basic technology question?  Then stop into the Elizabeth Taber Library any Thursday in April and May (excluding the first week in April) from 4-5pm, and Libby O’Neill will walk you through it!  First come, first served.

If you cannot make this time, please call Libby O’Neill at 508-748-1252 to make a one-on-one appointment.

 

Mystery Book Club:

Wednesday, April 2, at 11:00am

Join us at the Elizabeth Taber Library on Wednesday, April 2nd, at 11:00am for our monthly Mystery Book Club meeting.  The mystery book we will be discussing is Peter Robinson’s book, Before the Poison.  Please stop into the Library today to register and reserve a copy of this book.

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Other Upcoming Mystery Book Club meetings:

May 7th at 11:00am: Bones of Paris, by Laurie King

June 4th at 11:00am: Joyland, by Stephen King

 

Poetry Workshops:

April is National Poetry Month.  We will be celebrating at the Elizabeth Taber Library with three poetry programs:

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Thursday, April 3rd at 4:00pm

Have you ever wondered what separates good poets from the rest?  How do I look at a poem to better understand the meaning, style and power of its works?  Join us on Thursday, April 3rd at 4:00pm, at the Elizabeth Taber Library for an introduction to poetry, where we’ll examine a variety of different writers, why they use a certain form, select particular words or end a line where they choose.  Tony Pedevillano, published poet and teacher for over thirty years, will help guide you through the process and help you appreciate the poet’s craft.

Friday, April 18th at 11:00am

Join us on Friday, April 18th, at 11:00am for another exciting poetry workshop where Dr. Charles White will present different techniques and ways to approach poetry as a reader.  Dr. Charles White is a long time Marion resident and an American Literature and film professor at UMASS Dartmouth.

Tuesday, April 29th, at 4:00pm

Poetry Reading

Poets and poetry lovers, come celebrate National Poetry Month at the Elizabeth Taber Library by reading your own poetry or some by your favorite poet. Registration is required to take part in the poetry reading.  Each participant will be given 5 minutes to read their poetry selection.  All are welcome to attend and enjoy this event.

 

A Visit to Vietnam with Gary Sousa:

Join us at the Elizabeth Taber Library on Tuesday, April 15th, at 6:30pm for another Travel Talk on Vietnam.

Gary Sousa, a history teacher at Tabor Academy, traveled to Vietnam four summers ago on a study tour with a number of other educators. His six-week trip began in Hanoi and Sapa on the Chinese border and continued south along the coast including Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, and the Mekong Delta before flying into Siem Reap, Cambodia and Angkor Wat. Along the way, he took cooking classes, went scuba diving, crawled in the tunnels of Cu Chi, learned how to cross the street, ate fried tarantula, and slept on the floor of an overnight bus. While elements of his talk will touch upon Vietnam’s ancient origins, his primary focus will begin with Vietnam’s colonial history and extend through the American War into its modern day emergence onto the international stage.  His talk will include a number of photographs and souvenirs for handling, , but unfortunately no fried tarantulas to sample.

 

Scams & Fraud/Identity Theft presentation by the BBB:

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Thursday, April 17th, at 6:30pm

Amy Schram, from the Better Business Bureau, will present a Scams & Fraud/Identity Theft presentation that will cover the most common scams currently circulating the communities, the major Red Flags to watch out for and the precautionary tactics we can use to protect ourselves and our identity.  Please call 508-748-1252 to register.

 

Evening Book Club:

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The Elizabeth Taber Library is starting a new evening book club!  Join us on Thursday, April 24th, at 6:30pm as we discuss Meg Wolitzer’s book, The Interestings.  Please stop into the Library today to register and reserve a copy of this book.